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Unfortunately, there is nothing much you can do except asking the user if he is willing to provide the comment as an answer so that you can upvote and accept it. In the end, it is the user's decision. Sometimes, especially with high-reputation users, they might suggest you write the answer yourself using the solution in their comments. That is not so ...


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I'd like to take a step back from the concrete topic of distributions. I read through several discussions and comments, and I agree that the user's comments don't have the goal to be insightful. Instead, many of them are uncomfortably harsh and rarely say more than "You are wrong. Where is the reference for that?" Here are some examples I will be waiting ...


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The second bullet point in the first answer to the post I linked in my comment mentions the following (emphasis mine): "Note if a user comments on their own post and there is only one person who has previously commented, then that person is also notified if @name is not included." I think that describes what happened to you: You were the first to ...


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From here: Comments have no line breaks and generally no block-level formatting (such as extended blocks of code). See this as well.


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It might just be me, but I get the impression that the comments on questions on the main site are quite often useful answers in their own right. Is this because Mathematica is terse enough to encourage people to answer questions in comments, or because they don't want to be seen to be giving trivial answers, or because they don't want their reputation score ...


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D'oh! It's because I was using an old script to generate the link. The script used the defunct HTTP protocol. Switching it to HTTPS fixes the problem.


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This problem resolved after updating to Pale Moon v28.3.0 which includes, among other changes: Fixed an issue with lazy frame construction on display:contents elements. This should solve e.g. the use of mathjax in comments on stackoverflow. I'm not sure if that's the specific fix, but it at least indicates that the developer was aware of issues with ...


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It appears that I misunderstood your comments. I thought you were asking me how I generated and managed the set of closing comments that I use repeatedly. I have a commercial tool that let's me choose one of these comments from a menu and then places the chosen comment onto my system's clipboard. From there I just paste into the closing dialog. I also ...


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